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Just for Kids


We start them young at Mount Southington.  Our children’s lessons and programs are designed for the young skier or rider, ages 4 to 14. The Glacier Learning Area, home of our Penguins, Snow Foxes and Polar Bears located next to the Rental Shop and the Alpine Eatery, is very convenient for moms, pops and kids, and features the Magic Carpet Lift and the Handle Tow.

Our instructors are specially trained to work with young learners.  Each lesson centers on exercises and games that teach skills while providing fun for the youngsters.  At the end of the lesson, parents are given a Progress Card detailing accomplishments and a program to follow to help their children continue to improve.

Get your kids off the couch and onto the slopes.  Get them to Mount Southington for skiing fun out in the winter sun.

Weekend & Holiday Lessons

Younger students from ages 4 to 9 have a dedicated section of our mountain called “The Glacier” which is located just outside our Alpine Eatery and is home to our popular Penguins, Snow Foxes and Polar Bears lessons which are held each weekend and most holiday periods beginning December 26th. Children learn the fundamentals of skiing while also having fun with other kids their age and our friendly and amusing Ski School Staff. The Glacier also has a carpet lift and a handle tow. These lessons are available on a first come first served basis. Sorry, reservations cannot be taken. Please make sure that you arrive here at least one hour before the lesson starts so that you'll have adequate time to buy tickets and fit any ski and snowboard rentals needed.  Please note:  we do not require the use of helmets in these lessons nor do we rent them. These Children's Lessons include a Lift Ticket good until 5 pm.

 Without RentalWith Rental
4 Hour/Polar Bears
Ages 6-9 yrs.
(10am to Noon & 2pm to 4pm)
2 Hour/Snow Foxes
Ages 4-9 yrs.
(10am or 2pm)
1 Hour/Penguins
Introduction Ages 4-5 yrs.
(10am or 2pm)


WildThings is a multi-week program (4 or 8 weeks) for children ages 6 to 14 who can already move around the mountain. Our emphasis is on having fun while improving each child’s skiing or riding skills. WildThings offers your child a chance to ski or snowboard with the same instructor and group for all four or eight sessions, and enables the instructor and child to establish a “skiing/riding partnership” where the instructor can tailor the weekly lessons to the group’s specific needs. WildThings is offered from 10am–3pm on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays in January and February. This program includes a one hour supervised box lunch.

 Without RentalWith Rental
Four Week Session$340$420
Eight-Week Session$640$795


Tiny Tykes Ski Club is designed for first-time skiers in Kindergarten and 1st Grade that meet once a week for 3 weeks from 4:45-7:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday beginning February 15th and includes a lift ticket valid until 8pm. A certified instructor will work with your child the entire session with class sizes of no more than 4 children.

 Without RentalWith Rental
Lift & Lesson$125$170


Looking for a program designed to introduce your 2nd and 3rd Grader to skiing or riding or just hone their skills with other kids their age? The Little Tykes Ski Club is a fun and instructional program that meets once a week for 3 weeks from 4:45-7:00pm on Tuesdays beginning January 24th as well as Wednesdays,Thursdays, or Fridays beginning February 15th. A certified instructor will work with your child during the entire 3 week program with class sizes of no more than 5 children.  For more information or to register please call the Customer Service Center at 860-628-0954 Option 8.

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Intro to Ski Racing

Our Introduction to Ski Racing Program is an 8-week program for children ages 6-12 who wish to explore the competitive side of ski racing.  It meets for 3 hours on Saturday mornings in January & February.  This program focuses on developing racing skills, technical skills and improving overall ski techniques. If you're not sure if your child is ready for the Mount Southington Race Team, or you are just not ready to make the commitment, this is the program for you.  For more information and to enroll in the program click here.